06 May 2011

UNICEF Ambassador Anand Panyarachun visits children in conflict with the law



SONGKHLA, Thailand - UNICEF Ambassador Anand Panyarachun visits children in conflict with the law at Songkhla Juvenile Training Centre in southern province of Songkhla during 15-16 February 2011. He met with more than 400 juvenile offenders from the southern provinces, talked with them about their lives and their past mistakes, and listen to their dreams about what they plan on doing when they are released.
UNICEF supported the centre and Songkhla Forum, an NGO, to run the "Bridge of Life" project. The project is aimed at providing all important life skills education for the young offenders. It uses news reports, documentary films, movies and advertisement to stimulate discussion on the impact media has on their lives, with the aim of building their analytical, self-awareness and emotional management skills.

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